The Irish Architecture Foundation’s NEWNOWNEXT Agents for Change 2015 with its sponsor Arup brings world leading architects to Dublin to discuss innovative research, design and how we can go about transforming the built environment.
The third speaker in for 2015, Ole Scheeren will be introduced by Rory McGowan, Director, Arup. Ole Scheeren is a German architect and principal of Büro Ole Scheeren with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing. He is known as the ‘Skyscraper man’, but Ole defines his office as working at both ends of scale – architecture that is connective responds to scale, environment and context. Educated at the universities of Karlsruhe and Lausanne, he graduated from the Architectural Association in London and was awarded the RIBA Silver Medal.
At Büro-OS, Ole Scheeren is working on the Guardian Art Center, the new exhibition space and headquarters for China’s oldest art auction house currently under construction in close proximity to the Forbidden City in Beijing; DUO, a large-scale mixed-use urban development in Singapore; Angkasa Raya, a 268 meter tall landmark building in the center of Kuala Lumpur; a new high rise tower in Vancouver, and a large-scale mixed-use urban development in Shenzhen, China.
Prior to launching Buro Ole Scheeren in 2010, Scheeren was Director and Partner along with Rem Koolhaas at OMA, and responsible for the office’s work across Asia. As partner-in-charge of one of the largest buildings in the world, he successfully led the design and realisation of the CCTV and TVCC Towers in Beijing. Other projects include The Interlace, a residential complex in Singapore (completed) and the Taipei Performing Arts Center in Taiwan (under construction). He directed OMA’s work for Prada and completed the Prada Epicenters in New York and Los Angeles; and led numerous other projects including the Leeum Cultural Center in Seoul and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Date: Thursday 1 October, doors open 6pm
Venue: The Royal College of Physicians, Kildrare Street, Dublin 2
Tickets for Ole Scheeren’s NEWNOWNEXT talk are free of charge and can be reserved here.